Andrew Winston

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Andrew Winston
Andrew Spencer Winston

1946 (age 75–76)
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Known forHistory of psychology
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Guelph
ThesisExperimental analysis of cheating and admission of cheating in a classroom setting (1975)

Andrew Spencer Winston (born 1946)[1] is a psychologist and historian who is an emeritus professor at the University of Guelph in Canada. He is known for his research on the history of scientific racism and eugenics in psychology.[2][3][4] He has been critical of the claims and research of the Canadian race scientist and psychologist J. Philippe Rushton.[5][6] He was president of the Society for the History of Psychology (Division 26 of the American Psychological Association) in 2012[7] and he served as Executive Officer to Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences from 2002 to 2008.

Winston has been critical of right libertarian thinkers such as Murray Rothbard, Charles Murray, Ayn Rand, Friedrich von Hayek, Mitlon Friedman and James M. Buchanan. He believes that IQ is a racist concept which has been used to promote neoliberal economic policies.[8]


  1. ^ "Winston, Andrew S. (Andrew Spencer), 1946-". Library of Congress Name Authority File. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Andrew Winston". University of Guelph Media Guide. 1975. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ Paul, Annie Murphy (1 December 1999). "Painting insanity black". Salon. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ Gatehouse, Jonathan (11 July 2000). "Rushton Has Supporters at U.S. Book Launch". National Post. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ Kohn, Marek (26 June 2016). "A race apart". Index on Censorship. 28 (3): 79–83. doi:10.1080/03064229908536590. S2CID 143859094.
  6. ^ Rathus, Spencer A.; Veenvliet, Scott G.; Maheu, Shannon J. (2011). Psych. Cengage Learning. p. 156. ISBN 9780176503468.
  7. ^ "SHP Past Presidents". Society for the History of Psychology. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  8. ^ Winston, Andrew S. (2018-10-01). "Neoliberalism and IQ: Naturalizing economic and racial inequality". Theory & Psychology. 28 (5): 600–618. doi:10.1177/0959354318798160. ISSN 0959-3543. S2CID 149630421.

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